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Warren Publishing was an American magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for decades. Magazines published by Warren include After Hours, Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Help!, and Vampirella. Initially based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company relocated by 1965 to New York City, New York.

Begun by James Warren, Warren Publishing's initial publications were the horror-fantasy-science fiction movie magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland and Monster World, both edited by Forrest J Ackerman. Warren soon published Spacemen magazine and in 1960 Help! magazine, with the first employee of the magazine being Gloria Steinem. After first introducing what he called "Monster Comics" in Monster World, Warren expanded in 1964 with horror-comics stories in the sister magazines Creepy and Eerie — black-and-white publications in a standard magazine format, rather that comic-book size, and selling for 35 cents as opposed to the standard comic-book price of 12 cents. Such a format, Warren explained, averted the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, the comic-book industry's self-censorship body:

The Comics Code saved the industry from turmoil, but at the same time, it had a cleansing kind of effect on comics, making them 'clean, proper and family-oriented'. [...] We would overcome this by saying to the Code Authority, the industry, the printers, and the distributors: 'We are not a comic book; we are a magazine. Creepy is magazine-sized and will be sold on magazine racks, not comic book racks'. Creepy's manifesto was brief and direct: First, it was to be a magazine format, 8½" × 11", going to an older audience not subject to the Code Authority."

By publishing graphic stories in a magazine format to which the Code did not apply, Warren paved the way for such later graphic-story magazines as the American version of Heavy Metal; Marvel Comics' Epic Illustrated; Psycho and other "horror-mood" series from Skywald Publications; and Warren's own line of magazines.

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Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Vampirella is a fictional character, a comic book vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and costume designer Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Writer-editor Archie Goodwin later developed the character from horror-story hostess, in which capacity she remained through issue #8 (Nov. 1970), to a horror-drama leading character. Vampirella was ranked 35th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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1984 was a black and white science-fiction comic magazine published by Warren Publishing from 1978 to 1983. 1984 was edited by Bill Dubay. The title of the magazine was changed to 1994 starting with issue 11 in February, 1980 based on a request by the estate of George Orwell. The magazine ceased publication with issue 29 in February, 1983 due to the bankruptcy of Warren Publishing. Artists who contributed stories to 1984/1994 included Alex Niño, Richard Corben, Jose Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz, Frank...
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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This collection consists of issues of Warren Publishing magazines that were either one-shot issues (not part of a series) or parts of series that are far from complete in this archive.
Comix International (Warren Publishing)
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Comix International was a short-lived magazine comprised entirely of reprinted material (in color) from other Warren publications.
The Goblin (Warren Publishing)
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In 1982 as we approach the last days of Warren Magazines, The Goblin appeared for 3 issues. The title strip was drawn by the veteren Lee Elias. Lee had been responsible for the (original) Black Cat in the late 1940s/1950s. Most of the strips in The Goblin were tongue-in-cheek humorous like “Wizard Wormglow”. There was even a colour comicbook-sized middle section featuring the Troll Patrol. The premise of the title story was that a teenager living in Harlem had found a book of Magic...
Teenage Love Stories (Warren Publishing)
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Warren Publishing was an American magazine company founded by James Warren, who published his first magazines in 1957 and continued in the business for decades. Magazines published by Warren include After Hours, Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Help!, and Vampirella. Initially based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company moved by 1965 to New York City.
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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Topics: frodo, gandalf, aragorn, sam, gollum, ring, ores, hobbits, legolas, bilbo, tells sam, suddenly sam,...
Topics: glut, monsters, anp, comics, frankenstein, lor, horror, color, full color, monster, famous monsters
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: issue, anp, vampirella, conan, rush, warren, enclosed, eerie, mask, barnabas, sturdy envelope,...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, corben, warren, foe, luis, melons, author, nino, thev, clarissa, richard corben, warren...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampire, byron, daegga, ancient, crackling, bat, hap, tristan, torvath, lupagar
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, hap, luke, dubay, magazine, corben, idi, warren, science fiction, stories, jim warren, jim...
Warren Publishing Archive
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Famous Monsters of Filmland 1965 Yearbook
Topics: postage, monster, monsters, enclosed, philadelphia, frankenstein, horror, famous, captain, phantom,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, conan, issue, sorceress, eerie, postage, yearbook, valiant, horror, enclose, ghost stories,...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: color, warren, ghita, copies, fantasy, sonja, magazine, art, full color, hlumble, ariel books,...
Topics: anp, hap, pappy, corben, worlp, woulp, rich, gray, langdon, dubay, rich corben, verne langdon, bill...
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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Topics: wolff, leo, ano, ofthe, wrth, coold, slg, man, mas, sword, slg leo, sir leo
Topics: vampirella, monsters, creepy, anp, vou, fan, favorite, issues, vampire, lor, grand central, fan...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: warren, copies, idi, comic, corben, rex, skylab, comics, rex havoc, magazine, warren publishing,...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, thev, hap, warren, mape, coulp, woulp, corben, sot, wally, warren publishing, eighteen years,...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: ghita, comic, warren, thorne, magazine, art, nino, corben, comic book, favorite, funny book, frank...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, woulp, ipi, pike, vou, thev, hap, warren, warren publishing, comic, richard corben, jose...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, vou, coulp, woulp, pruuls, sou, ipi, hap, jim janes, thev, alex nino, alabaster redzone,...
1984 Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: rex, zev, comics, flight, thenef, idi, comic, warren, klaus, copies, rex havoc, klaus ulster
Warren Publishing Archive
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Famous Monsters of Filmland 1966 Yearbook
Topics: monster, postage, horror, captain, frankenstein, monsters, lorre, carradine, famous, creature,...
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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Topics: warren, visceron, creepy, order, planet, monsters, magazine, ghita, encounters, goddess, day glo,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: color, vampi, full, order, vampirella, frankenstein, anp, horror, comic, tales, warren publishing,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: postage, yearbook, monster, captain, frankenstein, anp, issue, batman, grand, vampirella, fan club,...
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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Topics: anp, lor, color, order, warren, pie, monsters, horror, star wars, rush order, comix international,...
Topics: anp, dubay, henderson, corben, beneath, rlns, peggy, matheson, bowser, comix, rich corben, bill...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: warren, color, vampirella, poster, order, magazine, monster, encounters, star, vampi, screen...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampi, anp, star, magazine, trek, color, order, warren, star wars, wars, science fiction, bruce...
Topics: excerpt, maroto, corben, berni, comic, comics, dubay, cassandra, carnival, artist, berni wrightson,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampi, color, vampirella, berni, warren, magazine, monster, order, rush order, stories, hobby kit,...
Topics: anp, corben, maroto, spacers, esteban, coulp, comics, fernandez, fernando, dubay, jose bea, bill...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: issue, anp, vampirella, conan, rush, warren, enclosed, eerie, mask, barnabas, sturdy envelope,...
Topics: vampirella, comic, vampi, color, trek, jose, spirit, warren, star trek, star, action figures,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, postage, vampirella, frankenstein, conan, horror, warren, witch, eerie, famous, fly trap, fan...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, dracula, color, anp, monster, fernando, warren, vampi, rush order, horror, jose ortiz,...
Miscellaneous Warren Publishing Magazines
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Topics: enclosed, postage, frankenstein, monsters, captain, traps, horror, philadelphia, famous monsters,...
Topics: anp, pappy, olp, vampirella, helsing, van, dubay, thump, vulture, comics, van helsing, bill dubay,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, vampi, color, star, anp, super, warren, trek, horror, order, edgar allen, soft cover,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: color, vampi, vampirella, comic, horror, star, order, trek, star trek, super, short stories, jose...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: color, vampirella, anp, vampi, monster, trek, frankenstein, horror, monsters, planet, horror film,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, vampi, color, warren, trek, magazine, order, horror, star trek, film, soft cover, ramon...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, frankenstein, anp, creepy, rella, postage, murray, dracula, captain company, pirella,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, vampirella, hap, famous, eerie, horror, pottage, frankenstein, grand central, monster, venus...
Topics: batman, captain, comic, adventures, flash, scorpion, maldor, phantom, captain america, superman,...
Topics: twiggy, thai, airplane, monkees, arc, justin, ami, fugs, frank zappa, monkey times, jefferson...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampi, color, warren, order, convenient, eerie, encounters, vampirella, magazine, rush, warren...
Warren Publishing Archive
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Topics: anp, creepy, comic, olp, hap, philadelphia, monster, monsters, woulp, finp, famous monsters, warren...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: warren, vampirella, jose, vampi, color, dracula, comics, creepy, rush order, order, rich corben,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, frankenstein, eerie, vampire, fan, postage, dracula, lor, captain company, luis, star...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampi, color, anp, star, wars, order, vampirella, warren, conan, movie, model kit, third kind, full...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampirella, warren, vampi, monster, comic, horror, anp, color, classic, frankenstein, bill dubay,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: vampi, color, horror, order, comic, monster, super, vampirella, film, warren, star trek, science...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 1
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Topics: issue, horror, postage, monsters, vampire, anp, eerie, enclosed, grand central, darkworth, screen...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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Topics: anp, horror, hap, vampirella, lor, monster, irom, color, screen thrills, dracula, jose gonzalez,...
Topics: vampirella, frankenstein, postage, dracula, story, horror, color, creepy, stories, conan, warren...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,235
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: vampirella, postage, horror, tales, dracula, vampire, eerie, murray, stories, handling, ghost...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,212
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: vampirella, anp, comic, jose, story, hap, horror, art, artwork, murray, comic strip, murray hill,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: anp, postage, vampirella, thit, frankenstein, horror, plut, barnabas, vampire, demon, warren...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 0
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Topics: anp, vampirella, issue, hap, frankenstein, monster, chiline, postage, grand central, color, zip...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,179
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: color, monster, vampirella, order, monsters, frankenstein, anp, horror, full color, sinbad, famous...
Topics: encounters, spielberg, star, aliens, martian, trumbull, close, film, ufo, alien, motion picture,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: anp, postage, barnabas, batman, delaudier, issue, vampirella, conan, grand central, enclosed, ghost...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,161
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: color, vampirella, anp, vampi, horror, eerie, trek, warren, comic, order, edgar allen, famous...
Topics: vampirella, vampi, vampire, anp, horror, barnabas, monster, stories, captain company, lor, esteban...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
texts
eye 1,160
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: color, anp, order, hap, convenient, rush, warren, star, tor, mas, close encounters, full color,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
texts
eye 1,159
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: vampirella, warren, eerie, comics, enclose, murray, creepy, comic, vampi, coupon, comic book, zip...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: warren, vampirella, comic, color, eerie, lettering, vampi, anp, rush order, frankenstein, hobby...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,136
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: vampirella, vampi, color, warner, mayo, soccer, star, issue, rush order, star wars, years ago,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,134
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: comic, vampirella, warren, vampi, pantha, horror, anp, order, color, tales, famous monsters, cousin...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,130
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: anp, vampirella, warren, issue, postage, eerie, frankenstein, creepy, frazetta, murray, zip code,...
Vampirella Magazine (Warren Publishing)
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eye 1,127
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: color, vampi, vampirella, comic, order, anp, full, horror, eerie, tales, spirit bag, prince...